Watched a Buzzard being mobbed by Rooks at Buckley HIll Lane, Litherland, on the way home from work this afternoon, so suitably encouraged, I went for a quick walk around the Sands Lake - surely with a light south easterly earlier in the day, at least one Chiffchaff would have made the effort to move north....?????
All I was asking for was a little "hoo-et" to start the weekend.
Big mistake - all was quiet around the lake, apart from singing Blue Tit, Robin, Dunnock etc
The Mute Swan was sitting and a Coot was looking confused while standing on top of the mess of reedstems that pass for its nest.
About 30 odd Tufties, one Common Gull with the Black Headed Gulls on the water, plenty of the latter in full summer plumage now.
Things can only get better.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies....